Govt set to hike passport fees. The govt is set to raise passport fees in a bid to raise enough forex to produce the much-needed passports Daily News reports. This was revealed by the registrar general Clemence Masango who spoke to the media and said:
The matter (of increasing fees) is now with Treasury. They have the final say on the adjustments after we have advised them. The process is underway … If there is a change in fees or anything to do with policy that will be properly communicated.
The RG’s remarks are coming amidst a passport crisis that has seen the passport office having a backlog of over 300K. However, Mr Masango said he is optimistic that, by March 2020 they will have cleared the passports backlog as they have increased production to 2000 a day and can work 2 shifts and bump up their production to 4000 per day.
Source – Pindula News
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Social Media campaign exposes inhumane treatment for Chikurubi inmates. An SDA Pastors’ Wife has taken to social media to raise 4000 lunchboxes and other commodities to help the inmates at Chikurubi who according to her post are being treated in an inhumane way as some of them are eating on the ground and drinking dirty water.
Posted Nyary Moyo on her Facebook. Last Sat I had the opportunity to visit Chikurubi maximum prison and the situation on the ground is baaad. With the current economic crisis, it’s bad for inmates. I saw men eating from the…continue reading.